[maemo-users] Keyboard-based navigation on N800 OS2007?

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Wed Jan 9 14:30:19 EET 2008
On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 03:36:47PM -0500, Jason Edgecombe wrote:
> My bluetooth keyboard works well for taking notes for my N800 running
> OS2007, but I find it cumbersome to switch between the keyboard and pen
> input.
> My workflow goes like this:
> 1. I'm creating a note and I want to start Xterminal
> 2. I start Xterminal using the pen input
> 3. I have to use the pen/finger input two switch between the two apps.
> Are there keyboard accellerator keys for doing the following operations:
> * opening and choosing from the main menu of applications
> * switching between applications
> * navigating within microb, notes, and xterminal

I don't think so (in OS2007), but you can define them.  Create a text
file ~/.matchbox/kbdconfig with this:


then run matchbox-remote -k

Source of information:
http://maemo.org/community/wiki/HowTo_SetupKeyboard (which is otherwise
a bit dated).

> Is there improved keyboard navigation support in OS2008?

Yes.  The control panel applet lets you customize various keybindings.

(Although I didn't find the wretched Ctrl-E binding there and had to
clear it with gconftool.)

Marius Gedminas
Linux: The Ultimate NT Service Pack
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